Raised in Yorkshire, England, Robert Swan is the first person in history to walk to both the North and South Poles. After seeing first hand the effects of Climate Change, Swan has dedicated himself to protecting Antarctica and our planet at large. Positive participation and a committed team have enabled Swan to educate and stimulate people across the globe.
His contribution to education and the environment have been recognized through his appointment as United Nations Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador (UNEP), United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization Goodwill Ambassador with Special Responsibility for Youth, and in 1994 he became Special Envoy to the Director General of UNESCO. Robert has been awarded both the Polar Medal and OBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and is the winner of the Humanitarian Innovation Lifetime Achievement Award.
Recognized as one of the top public speakers on the planet, Swan has given hundreds of speeches to audiences across the globe. In 1992, Swan was invited by the United Nations to be a keynote speaker at the first Earth Summit for Sustainable Development, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.